Angela Cochane Dyer – 06/09/17
Ed I wanted to say a proper thank you to you, sorry it has taken me a little while. You were a very important part of my dad’s day and did us proud. For us, you represented honour, respect, heritage and pride all of which were extremely important. My dad would have loved to hear you. You were very powerful and played without fault, your music was beautiful! I know without a doubt I picked the best person to play for my dad, couldn’t have picked anyone better and the comments we’ve had about you, well I wish you could have heard them all. I really hope I get to hear you play again one day, hopefully it will be for a happier reason. For anyone thinking of hiring Ed for their day, don’t think twice about it! He is the person for you! Thank you thank you thank you from the bottom of my heart, will never be forgotten xxxx
Lynn Mather – 06/09/17
Thank you so much for the beautiful send off you gave my dad, he’d have loved hearing you. X
Michael Prior – 04/09/17
Hi Edward, I just wanted to say thank you on behalf of my wife and I for playing at our wedding on Saturday 2nd August in Otley. All my family on my mother’s side are Scottish and they all said how wonderful it was to have you there and what a lovey touch it was for you to be playing outside while they were waiting to go in, some of them even admitted to getting a little bit misty eyed! You were professional and understanding throughout and we couldn’t recommend you highly enough. Thank you again and all the best Michael & Isobel
Naila Waseem – 20/08/17
Excellent piper . Thank you for making my sons wedding so so special. We had family from all over the world everyone loved you. Thank you for your patience as there was a big delay due to the accident on the motorway. Your a great piper but a greater human being . ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ Thank you
Joanne Eyre – 07/03/17
We as a family like to say thank you to Ed for yesterday when he played at my grandad Jock Costello’s funeral. We can highly recommend Ed for any event where a touch of Scotland is needed. He played so beautifully to pipe my grandad home.
Margarat Adams – 23/03/17
For the third year running we hired Ed to get our “Katie Morag” day at Haydn Primary school off to a fabulous start. All the children and the parents were captivated by his playing and it made the day such a memorable one for all involved. Thank you so much Ed for your contribution to the day – it was very much appreciated.
Michelle Clamp -26/03/17
Thank you so much for taking time out of your day for my grandmas 90th birthday, even though it was Mother’s Day. You totally made her day she was over the moon with the surprise we had organised for her and the whole room didn’t stop talking about it once you had finished. I would highly recommend you to any person who wishes to have a piper thoroughly professional and a very good piper all the best from me and my family
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Lynda Tagosz – 25/01/17
Thank you so much for being there for my mum on 23rd January in Lincolnshire. Your piping was superb and it made mums funeral something special and she would have loved it. Every one was in control till you struck up the pipes then we all fell apart, but in a good way thank you so much again for making the day so special.
Linziann McNeil – 19/09/16
A massive thank u to ed for the lovely music played yesterday at my brothers wedding u were great I would highly recommend ed for any occasion beautiful thank u again xxx
Catherine Arnott – 04/09/16
Just want to say a massive thank you for being the perfect final touch in saying goodbye to my amazing auntie! You went above and beyond what we asked of you and we thank you for that. Very professional and played amazing, loved how you lead the hearse there wasn’t a dry eye just the way she would of wanted it.. You done us Scottish folk proud ❤
Doris Creswell – 29/08/16
Thank you for making my granddaugher Laura Chapman day she was over the moon and all the guests were thrilled you realy .made the day thank you again
Rosie Lillie – 28/08/16
Hi Ed, I just wanted to say a massive thank you for playing at our wedding on the 5th August. You were absolutely amazing and having you play meant the world to me. It was very warm that day and I don’t know how you managed but you were incredible and so professional. We have had such great feedback and we just wanted to say a massive thank you. We could not recommend you highly enough. Rosie and Andrew x
Laura Rock – 14/07/16
Hello ed you played at my wedding on Monday the 11th July 2016, I was really shocked and surprised my father booked you for my wedding, it truly was a dream come true, since been a little girl I always dreamed of a bag piper playing at the wedding, like I said it was a dream come true and I want to thank you from the bottom of my heart for making that dream a reality. Much love Laura Rock x
Nicola Dalby -29/03/16
We loved listening to you play and you looked amazing. You were so gracious and accommodating to everyone. My daughter and her husband were with us from Switzerland and they really loved hearing you. Best wishes. ( if you’re looking for someone for an event, hire this guy, he’s lovely
Margrat Adams – 28/03/16
We recently held another highly successful Katie Morag day in Year 2 at Haydn Primary School, Nottingham. A very special thank you to Ed for opening the event and entertaining us all with his wonderful bagpiping, He was a huge hit with the children and helped to make the day such a memorable one for them. So if any other teachers out there are planning their own Katie Morag day I would highly recommend getting Ed involved
Sinead Barlow – 28/03/16
Thank you so much for playing at my wedding on Friday 25th March at Coombe Abbey. You were a complete surprise from my parents, Im pretty sure I cried when I saw you. You were amazing! And all the guests really enjoyed hearing you play.
Louise Southam – 28/03/2016
Amazing piper. Played at a wedding at Coombe Abbey yesterday and was absolutely brilliant.
Andrew Clark – 20/03/16
Hi. Just to let you know you did a fantastic job today. It was lovely, thank you, you made the whole day ‘phenomenal’
Diane Ellis – 20/03/16
A great big thank you from my mum and myself for playing at my fathers funeral, your rendition of The Skye Boat Song was both beautiful and Haunting.My dad would have been so proud and would have loved every minute.Grateful heartfelt thanks from Sheila, Diane and Family.
Helene Anderson – 08/02/16
Massive thanks Ed for playing at my son’s wedding on Saturday. It was amazing and added a very special touch to the day. Everyone really enjoyed it. — at Tankersley Manor
Hugh Heron – 28/01/16
Karen Hepworth – 02/01/16
Thank you for such a fantastic night last night you really made it very special for my family to celebrate my mums birthday and I truly thank you for that. Kind regards Karen x
Steve Gillett – 09/12/15
Good morning Ed, Just a wee note to Thank you for the amazing playing of the bagpipes at our wedding. It really did add that extra special feeling, not only to Lyn and I, but to the whole wedding party, everyone of them commented how professional every aspect of your gig was outstanding.
Julie Cook – 20/11/15
Hi Ed just to say many many thanks for playing at my fathers funeral yesterday, it was just what the family and friends needed to help us through our sad day. The songs you played were bitter sweet but made us proud of our father and his heritage ! Thank you for your professionalism and courteousness and hope to see you again in happier circumstances … Cheers
Andrew Lee – 14/11/15
Got Ed in to attend a surprise birthday party for my mums 70th, Had my mum at the front of the stage as I was giving a speech and the wife was outside waiting for the cue to come in with Ed playing the pipes, when it was time we opened the door and in he walked tunes blaring out, my mums face was priceless, she welled up and had hand over mouth, it worked she had no idea and loved it, I must say thank you Ed as this made my mums night. On the booking side of things it was really easy, fantastic communication, arrived on time etc, can not fault anything at all. Again, thanks Ed and if at all needed we will definitely be contacting you again!”
Ann Wright – 05/11/15
We was very pleased with you . The music was incredible.The priest and the undertaker said that you were the best piper he had heard.The music that you played after dad was buried was beautiful. What was the tune? Thanks again it was such a fitting touch to dads funeral.
Rob Cairns – 26/10/15
A big thank you to Ed for playing at our wedding on Saturday he was amazing on the bagpipes, all the guest loved it and every time help played it gave me goosebumps, would definitely recommend him
Trevor and Jennifer Cross – 30/08/15
On the 23rd August 2015 Ed Arnold added a special atmosphere to our wedding and every guest agreed too. Ed’s playing was excellent, his positioning and timing superb, we have no hesitation to award him a well deserved 10/10 performance! ‘Yours with great thanks Trevor & Jenny Lewis-Cross
Paul and Kate Watts – 15/08/15
Just a quick shout out for Ed who performed at our wedding yesterday absolutely amazing!!!!really got everyone talking very professional and would highly recommend him!
John and Emma Greaves – 05/08/15
We just wanted to say a huge thank you for your performances at the chapel at our wedding. The impact of your performance of Highland Cathedral will stay with us forever. Sorry we didn’t get to speak on the day but it was incredible.
We’ve had so many people say that it was the best and most dramatic entrance of the bride they have ever seen and we couldn’t have done it without you.Thank you so much and all the best for the future.
Kaley and Allan Todd – 15/06/15
Just wanted to say a massive Thank You for playing at our wedding back in March at Ringwood Hall. Everybody commented how amazing you were and when you came back at the end of the night how it finished the day off perfectly. Many Thanks again.
Christina Arnold – 07/06/15
Thank you so much for playing at my sons wedding. He was born in Scotland and loved bag pipe music since a child. I promised him since a little boy that when he grew up I would arrange for a piper to play at his wedding. Thank you for making not only my sons dream come true but also his nans who he Is very close to. I would highly recommend you. When we get the official photos we will send you one.
Marie Frew – 17/03/15
Thank you so much for playing at my Mum’s funeral yesterday. You were fabulous and all my friends and family were very touched at such a great tribute.
Stuart Fletcher – 26/02/15
Hello Ed, our family would like to say a massive thank you for the very professional job you carried out at my dad’s funeral, City Road Feb 16th 2015. To walk into the chapel behind the pipes playing ‘Flower of Scotland’ was very emotional. With the pipes in full flow our family and guests walked behind you and the hearse down to the graveside which must have resembled the Lucknow Relief Column. To all who attended my dad’s funeral your piping will forever live in their memories. Thank you again Ed.
Andy McKenzie – 25/02/15
Hi Ed. Further to my text on the evening of my Dad\’s funeral in Derbyshire, I wanted to write something for your page to the the effect that what you did for us on 20th February took the ceremony to a new level. You were such a pro, the tune you played was just right and the McKenzie tartan had all of us in goosebumps as you can imagine. Everyone said what a great send off it was for my Dad and it was you who started it all! As you can imagine, I was a bit nervous about picking someone off the internet (as you may recall, I originally had friend lined up for the gig) but I can assure assure anyone who has any doubts that you really are the man for the job. Your communications were also perfect, reassuring me that you\’d arrived in good time etc etc.
Thanks again Ed and big up.
Kirsty Moffat – Pontefract – 20/02/15
On behalf of all the family thank you so much for playing at my Grandad’s funeral yesterday. It was poignant, full of class and a perfect tribute! Would highly recommend to anyone. Thank you x
Haydn Primary School – 12/02/15
Just an email to say thank you so much for today – you were fantastic and the children thoroughly enjoyed the experience.
You really made today such a special occasion for them and I am sure they will remember it for many years to come.
We will certainly be in touch again when we next require a piper and will definitely recommend you to anyone else requiring the services of a bagpiper. Thanks again Margaret & Jo on behalf of Haydn Primary
Katie King – 12/02/15
I know I thanked you on the day but I also wanted to put my heartfelt gratitude in writing.
Yesterday was the worst day in my entire life, but your professional presentation and your wonderful playing simply made the whole occasion perfect. My Scots friends were well impressed!
I wish you every success in the future and will most certainly hire you again if another, hopefully happier, occasion arises.
Julie and Val – Ripley – 27/11/14
Ed recently played at our wedding on Thurs Nov 6th 2014, he was amazing a true professional and a really nice man. Nothing was too much trouble and he worked alongside our registrar to make sure our day was perfect. Can’t thank him enough and would have no hesitation in recommending Ed to anyone looking to hire a piper!
Joan Hamilton Smith – Birkenshaw – 23/10/14
Just wanted to say a very grateful and heartfelt thank you for yesterday. You were amazing and I’ve already had so many wonderful comments about you. I felt so sorry for you that the weather was appalling but you didn’t even bat an eyelid. THANK YOU!!”
Maralyn Guthrie – Sheffield – 13/10/14
Dear Mr Arnold , I would just like to say many thanks to you for your attendance at Hutcliffe wood crematorium on Monday 6th October 2014 at my husband Alex Guthrie funeral.
On the day the weather was atrocious and it meant so much to all of us that you attended and played the pipes for Alex at the start of his funeral service . Everyone has said what a poignant start to the service it was and I am truly grateful to you for what you played for us in such bad weather , I know my husband would have been really pleased so thank you once again.
Kevin Farr – Hull – 13/09/14
Maureen Hardy – Huddersfield – 09/09/14
Thank you so much for last Tuesday! We were all amazed and spell bound by your wonderful Scottish Pipes. Maureen could not have had a better send off! It bought tears to our eyes and Mum would have loved it! Well I hope she did! I am so sorry not to have met you, but rest assured we will be recommending you to friends for all occasions!
Kath Fordham – Harrogate – 05/09/14
Just wanted to say a special. Thank you for you services on Saturday. Everyone loved your playing
Jacqui and Chris Little – (Harewood House, Leeds) 31/08/14
A massive thank you to Ed for making my son & daughters in laws day a special one xx would highly recommend for any special occasion. Thank you again Ed x
Duncan Beattie – (Halifax) 29/08/14
Hi Ed, I just cant begin to thank you enough for your beautiful piping for my dads funeral. Your amazing sound just set the tone perfectly and everyone that heard you today were so complimentary to you. To walk behind you and my father today with your rendition of Mist covered mountains will be with me forever. You looked so smart too. Thank you Ed . thank you.
Michael Campbell – (Kelham Island, Sheffield) 28/08/14
Thank you so much for yesterday Ed, it was fantastic! It really was special for Lucy & I. Thanks again’. I wish Lucy and Michael a very happy marriage together.
Ian McDougall – (Headingley, Leeds) 11/08/14
I just wanted to say a big thank you for your majestic piping. My sister would have been very proud and it was exactly what she wanted for a send off
Ian and Vanda Craig – (Plumtree, Nottingham) 29/07/14
We just want to thank you for playing throughout the day at our recent wedding. Our guests loved being welcomed to the playing of the bagpipes. Being piped into the ceremony will remain as one of the highlights. The small pipes played during the signing of the register was ideal background music. To then stay not only for the photos but to also pipe us into the wedding breakfast was the icing on the cake. Many of our guests thought that your playing and your presence added greatly to their enjoyment of the day.
Our sincere thanks for all that you did to help make our day so special
Cameron and Laura Stevenson – (Burntwood Court Hotel and Spa) 10/07/14
Would like to say a massive thank you for playing at our wedding last week Ed, you was brilliant and made our wedding even more special
Nicola Liversidge – (Sheffield) 15/06/14
Hello, my name is Nicola I would like to say a massive thank you for playing at my grandad’s Funeral on Friday the 13th of June.
You did a great job and made such a personal touch for our family and even in the sad time put a smile on our face.
Many thanks the Robertson family
Steve McPhail – (Chesterfield Crematorium) – 05/04/14
Afternoon Ed, you played at my father’s funeral on Friday and I never got a chance to thank you, the pipes sounded lovely and my dad would have really liked them. Thanks very much
Jo Price – (Grenoside Crematorium) – 09/04/14
Thankyou to Jo Price for the following feedback with regards to playing at her brother’s funeral yesterday. She asked me to play ‘The Sleeping Tune’ which was her brother’s favourite tune on the pipes and just so happens to be one of mine too: “You played beautifully today and warmed many hearts and souls. Especially mine. Amazing thank you. I have passed on your email to a few visitors and the humanist celebrant and the funeral directors I do hope that is ok. All the best, Jo
Sarah and Lee Elliott – (Retford) 17/04/14
Hi Ed sorry I’ve not been in touch before but I want to say a massive thank you for playing the bagpipes at our wedding. It was amazing and both myself and Lee and all our guests loved it. You made our day extra special. Thank you.
Janice Johnson – (Grenoside Crematorium) – 09/02/14
Hi Ed, just wanted to say thank you for playing the bagpipes yesterday at my Dad’s funeral, my Dad would have loved it, it was a fitting tribute to an old Gordan Highlander. It was so moving hearing you playing the bagpipes as we came through the crematorium gates, and again when we came out of the service. Hearing you play the Green Hills of Tyrol was very special for me, this was my dad’s favourite and he used to sing it to me when I was small. Special memories, thank you so much.
Mark Caine Grierson – (Mexborough) 08/02/14
Hi Ed, I just wanted to say a massive thanks for performing the bagpipes at our wedding day as the guests arrived and piping me and my wife into the room, this was one of the highlights of my day, your music was excellent and brought a tear to the eye of a few of my scottish guests, I look forward to booking you again, a true professional and would recommend for anybody’s events.
Shireen MacNiven (Chapel En Le Frith) – 05/02/14
I realise that I don’t think I ever wrote to you to say how delighted we all were with your playing of the bagpipes at our family “clan gathering”. Everybody was surprised and delighted when you turned up. The children were quite awed at first, never having seen a piper, since they live in France, but as you know they soon realised what fun it all was and started dancing to your music. It was so kind of you to play for so long and to let one of my young cousins to try to play your pipes. The music was wonderful, such a great repertoire and so many favourites of mine. Its the first time we’ve had a family gathering with so many people from such far flung places and it was an overwhelming success, much of that success due to you. So very, very many thanks to you, Ed.
Karen Wilson (Manchester) – 05/01/14
I wanted to write and thank you again for playing at my Uncle Scot’s funeral last Friday. It was so moving hearing you play as we arrived at Broughton House and I’m sure the staff who looked after him for the last 5 years were surprised and very moved. It was also lovely hearing you play as we arrived and inside the Legion. Listening to Loch Lomond brought back happy memories of times I used to sing this song with my Uncle. I was so pleased I decided to go ahead with arranging a piper. My uncle would have loved it! Thank you again. Sorry I wasn’t able to chat more afterwards but my partner Stan enjoying chatting to you and hearing all about piping.
Damien and Maureen Parr (Sheffield) – 02/12/13
Many thanks for your tunes and bearing out with the cold weather on Friday.
Our daughter loved her wedding – you certainly made a difference to her big day. We will certainly recommend you to our friends.
Carlie Bisley-Young (Lincoln) – 26/11/13
Hello Ed ….. Thank you so much for Saturday …. You were amazing. ! Thank you for making our day extra special
Barry James – 16/11/13
I would like to thank you, personally, and from the rest of my family for the magnificent bagpipe playing on Thursday, for my Dads interment.
None of my family were aware that you would be there, and all commented on how poignant it made the occasion. Please be assured that your service for such occasion is invaluable, and you should be very proud of your talent, and the way in which you conduct this unique business.
Graeme Hannington (Wakefield) – 07/11/13
Many thanks for your support on Saturday – it made the couple’s day; Diz and Myles were flabbergasted and delighted. Thanks for braving the rain and the flexible arrangements! If I can act as a reference for you in future, you have only to ask. All the best and thanks once again.
Leanne Church (Leeds) – 24/10/13
On behalf of all of me and my family I would like to say thank you very much it was perfect just what grandma would have wanted thank you very much and I will be recommending you to people if they need a piper again thank you
Mark Larrigan (Halifax) 21/10/13
Thank you so much for your beautiful playing at Paul’s funeral last Monday. The family are very grateful for your amazing playing, the respect you showed, and leading the cortège up to the Crematorium with Kilworth Hills, especially as you were ill at the time. Hope you’re much better now.
Ed I cannot thank you enough for playing at my Birthday Party last Sat. night in Lincoln. This was all a surprise to me as I was totally unaware of what my daughter had done. You sir are outstanding and it was a pleasure not only to meet you but even more to hear you play with such skill and passion.Sir I salute you Slangevar.
Your service from our first contact to arrange you playing at our wedding to the actual day was very professional, and we would highly recommend you to anyone else thinking of hiring a Scottish Piper. Thanks again
Your performance of For The Love Of A Princess had Jenny, her father and also a few guests in tears.
So thank you for helping make our wedding day special.
My daughters were really moved and felt that their beloved momma had the best send off possible.
Thanks also for being so accommodating of the short notice.
It was a great day and everything went to plan, and more.
Yvonne loved the pipe music and you delivered everything we had hoped for, thank you.
If any scotsman is pushing you for a reference ever put him onto me! Ha ha you played better than most I have heard north of the border. Again thank you so much from both of us. It was perfect
Hi Ed , just to thank you for a wonderful performance at my mother in laws funeral you made it very special this was her wish to have a bag piper at her funeral.she would have been extremely proud,may thanks a memory will never forget .
Simon Richardson (Chesterfield) – 15/11/12
“Ed recently played at mums funeral in Chesterfiled, it was a request mum had made prior to her passing, yet again she was right!!!
His knowledge of pipe music was excellent as was his playing, was a nice touch to an emotional day, everything went smoothly and fell into place,
once again thanks for your part in giving mum the send off she wanted.”
Kimberley and Ricki Booth (Bawtry) – 22/09/12
Many thanks for playing the bagpipes at my father, Ron Batty’s funeral in South Anston, Sheffield on Monday 17 Sept 2012. Everyone there thought it was wonderful for Ron to be piped in and out of the church. It made the occasion so special, something Ron would have greatly appreciated.
Jenny and Family (Hull) – 04/09/12
‘My family and I would like to send our sincerest Thankyou for playing the bagpipes at my Dad’s funeral in Hull yesterday. It was a fitting tribute to my Dad and he would have been in awe of your playing. I would also like to thank you for walking Dad to his last resting place and how beautiful it was to hear the bagpipes played in the distance as you left the grave side. It is a moment I will always remember. I will keep your number and pass it on to friends should any want a piper for any occasion in the future. Many thanks.
Gemma and Sandy Green (Mansfield) – 10/08/12
We would like to say a HUGE thank you for playing on our wedding day. Everyone commented on how FANTASTIC you played and you really added that extra special touch and feel to our day. Our Scottish guests were thrilled and really enjoyed it, as did our English guest who were very overwhelmed!!
We would highly recommend you to everyone, a real talent and gift that you have.
Leanne Wadsworth (Wakefield) – 11/08/12
Thank you so much for yesterday!!! All of our guests complemented on how fantastic you were! Thank you once again
Gemma and Sandy Green (Mansfield) – 10/08/2012
‘We would like to say a HUGE thank you for playing on our wedding day. Everyone commented on how FANTASTIC you played and you really added that extra special touch and feel to our day. Our Scottish guests were thrilled and really enjoyed it, as did our English guest who were very overwhelmed!!
We would highly recommend you to everyone, a real talent and gift that you have.’
Thanks again, Andy Fraser (Wakefield) – 06/08/2012
I would just like to say a big thank you for the magnificent piping and drumming display at my brothers wedding on august 3rd.
Stacey Cutts – Cullingworth, Bradford – 31/07/12
I rang Ed two weeks before my wedding date to ask if he could possibly play as a present for my dad who loves the bagpipes, after reading all Ed’ s feedback from his website I wasn’t at all surprised he was booked on that day. After explaining that I didn’t want Ed to play all day and that I would just like him to play for a while in the evening, Ed arranged that he would book me in after the wedding he was already booked for but he would have some traveling to do to get to us so we arranged a time for him to start. Ed knowing that this was a surprise for my dad turned up at my venue and rang me to let me know he had arrived so my dad didn’t see him, while Ed got himself ready I announced to my guests that we had a bagpiper to play for my dad… well my dads face dropped. Ed came in playing and stood in front of my dad and played for him. It was the most incredible thing I have ever seen. My dad was in amazement to be honest, as I looked round the room so to were the rest of my guests. My dad was so thrilled by Ed playing the bagpipes he had a tear in his eye thus setting everyone else off. Ed was fantastic with all my guests answering Any questions anyone had and playing all the requests my guests asked for. I can honestly say everyone of my guests genuinely enjoyed Eds performance as they all got up for a dance. I did try having a cheeky turn on the pipes thinking to myself ‘how hard can this be’, well talk about showing myself up I couldn’t even get a tiny sound out of it ha ha, but this did just added to the fun of the day. I would have no worries in recommending Ed to anyone. Thank you very much Ed for playing at my wedding you are a really nice guy with an enormous talent once again Thank you you made our day.
Lorraine and Mick Cross (01/12/14)
One of the happiest and proudest day of my life was when my son Ed gave me the surprise of my life when he suddenly appeared with his highland bagpipes and piped me up the steep incline of the beautiful Bled Castle, Bled, Slovenia, where we got married on 24th December – Christmas Eve 2011. This was a fairytale wedding in a fairytale setting and the memory of my son’s beautiful playing of the pipes, with such passion and emotion, will remain in my heart forever. Not only was he immaculately presented but Ed’s passion for the music he plays, makes me the proudest mum in the world. We would like to say an enormous thankyou for the best wedding present ever, and to highly recommend this very talented musician to everyone, I’m not blowing my own trumpet but in this case THE BAGPIPES!!!!!!!
Thankyou from the bottom of our hearts Ed
Caroline Grewal, Bradford – 28/02/12
Thank you so much for making our daughter, Clare and her new husband’s wedding day so very
special. You played brilliantly and everyone thoroughly enjoyed listening to the skirl of the pipes. I was very lucky to find you and I would recommend you to anyone who is considering adding a piper
to the celebrations. As you know I am a Scot and the wedding theme was the meeting of thistles and white roses to symbolise Scotland and Yorkshire. The bagpipes were the ideal finishing touch. Thank you once again for everything.
Lynn Roberts (Wedding at St John’s Church, Golcar, Huddersfield)
We had a wonderful day on Saturday, there were so many hi-lights and you playing the pipes was certainly one of them. Everyone was talking about you afterwards and saying how special you made it. I can honestly say it was one of the best days of our lives. Kate was over the moon with our “surprise”. Thank you so much Ed. I wish I could have chatted to you for a wee while but time just seemed to flash past and I didn’t get chance.
Katrina Mackay (Wedding at the Langdale Chase, Windermere, The Lake Distrcit
We would both like to say a great big thank you for piping at our wedding. All of the guests were very impressed and thoroughly enjoyed it. My dad was very impressed too! Phew! I will recommend you to anybody.’
Amanda and Terry Hayes (Wedding at Sturton Le Steeple nr Retford)
We would also like to thank you so much for the way you conducted yourself through out our wedding, you are very professional, kind and you looked fantastic. Everyone commented on how well you played and performed. We cannot thank you enough especially as you played such a big part walking down the aisle and playing us out the church. My children also loved you. Thank you from the bottom of our hearts, we would have no hesitaion in recommending you Ed xxx
Margaret and Nigel Record (Sturton Le Steeple nr Retford)
Just to say a heartfelt thank you for making my daughters wedding day on the 3rd July a very special day. I was so glad I booked you as you played beautifully all through the day. Everyone commented how smart you looked and how friendly you were. I would certainly recommend you for any occasion and wish you all the very best for the future as you deserve to be fully booked for events.’
Lee Kelly (Birmingham)
I would like to thank you for playing at my fathers funeral on Friday,you made a very sad occasion a very memorable one that we as a family and those three hundred plus that attended will never forget.the site of you playing in the distance at the cemetery would of broken even the hardest of hearts.thankyou once again and if an occasion should arise again i would not hesitate to get in touch and recommend you to others.
Jody Hall (Rochdale)
I would like to say a big Thank You on behalf of myself and my family for your attendance at my sisters funeral yesterday. She would have loved it, she loved the bag-pipes and it made the day very memorable to us all, We are very grateful to to. Sorry we didn’t get to speak to you yesterday. Once again Thank You, best wishes
Margaret & Graham (Nottingham)
Just couldn’t wait to say thank you for making my dads 70 th Birthday party a memorable occasion,my dad and all at the party thought you was excellent, but you would know that by the way they applauded you. Once again thanks.’
Jill Savage (Chesterfield)
Just a quick note to thankyou so much for yesterday and Mum’s funeral. Your playing was beautiful and was a lovely poignant and fitting tribute to my mum’s memory and her life. People at Hassop Hall were saying how beautiful your playing was and how much it had touched them during the service.’
Deniece, Vanessa and family (Willenhall).
I’m writing to thank you for playing at my mother’s funeral on the 23rd Feb 2011 at St Giles Church, Willenhall. Obviously with the day being a very emotional one, we didn’t get to thank you in person, you played some lovely songs and so many people commented on how great you were, and it made a very unhappy day very special and something to remember in a good way. As my mother played the bagpipes when she was younger i know she would of very much enjoyed it. Your sensitivity and professionalism is 100%, I will definitely be keeping your number and highly recommend you to others. Again, thank you.
John Youseff (Harrogate)
I just wanted to thank you for all of your help last Friday (2nd), at my grandmother’s funeral in Harrogate. You played beautifully and made the occassion poignant and heartfelt for everyone who attended. I can’t thank you enough for your help, and I wish you all the best for the future.
Joanne Dunne (Liverpool)
Just want to say a big Thank you to yourself for the performance you gave at our wedding on Friday. It added such a nice, personal touch to our day!’
Alasdair Milne (Bolton Abbey)
I am sorry I missed you after you finished at Kate and Stephen’s wedding on the 29th, but please accept my thanks for an excellent job. There were a lot of compliments about the piping afterwards, and there were a number of people there who instantly recognised good piping when they heard it!
I would be more than happy to recommend you for any future events in the Yorkshire area where a quality piper is required.’
Jen and Dom (Sheffield)
I (we as of now!) just wanted to say, you were absolutely amazing! Loved everything you did. You looked and played everything we could have asked for and more. It was weird on Sunday walking into a room and no-one playing the pipes for our entry. Sorry we kept you playing so long for the evening do entry, Judy told us to hurry things up but Dom didn’t get her extremely subtle hint, so in the end I had to drag Dom off to hide, you must have been knackered! Brilliant. Can you send me your postal address as I have a thank you card for you. XXXX
Mr P Moran (Coventry)
Ed arrived with plenty of time to get ready.He piped my daughter in to her wedding perfectly and during the wedding ceremoney. He was dressed with all the highland charm as a true highlander would, quite a few guest’s thought that he was scottish. His outfit was splendidly turned out and while he waited for photographs to be taken he talked to the guests about his uniform and bag pipes.
I can say that Mr Arnold was one of the best surprises that the bride and groom could wish for and I am pleased that I had booked him for the wedding.
Thank you for all your help in making my daughters wedding go so well for her.
Joe O’neil (Bradford)
Thankyou Ed for playing at our wedding reception 12th sep , it really brought something special to our night , and i would be glad to recommend you to friends and family. Thanks again
Deana Conlon (Wakefield)
I would just like to say how much we enjoyed your music at my mother’s recent birthday. Everybody had such a lovely time and they all commented on how fantastic and different it was to have a bagpiper as a suprise.
Faye and Martin (Chesterfield)
Thank you so much for playing such a special role on our wedding day, you were absolutely fantastic. It made it so special for us having you playing at Bolsover Castle, it just made the hairs stand up on the back of our necks!
All the guests said how great you were – once again thank you very much for everything.’
Feedback sent to the agency Musicmakers (Castle Donington)
‘Sue and I just wanted to say thank you to Musicmakers for the part they played in our wedding.The piper was excellent; he turned up on time, played really well and absolutely looked the part for us and was equally well received by both our Scottish and non Scottish friends and family’
Abi Hewitt (Sheffield)
Ed played for a members 90th Birthday at the Norton Country Club where i work.
He is absolutely amazing! Made the night!!
Feedack sent to Ed’s agents Piper For Hire (Manchester)
Can I just say how brilliant Ed was and what a great addition to my mum’s party he was, I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend you or use your service again, Brilliant.
Denise Hamilton Westerveld (Hull)
We just had Ed perform at my Fathers funeral. His communication was excellent. He was on time and very aware of the feelings of the family. His bagpipes moved everyone to tears. I would recommend Ed to everyone funerals and weddings.
Keep up the tradition Ed.
Georgina Fairbairn (and all the Fairbairn family) (Oulton, Leeds)
Just a note to say thankyou so much for yesterday, I am sorry I was unable to thankyou in person but unfortunately it was very emotional. So many people commented on how great you were, and it made a very unhappy day very special and something to remember in a good way. I will be keeping your number and will defiantly recommend you, however hopefully for a more merry occasion.’
Angie Clayton (Skipton)
Just wanted to say thank you for helping make Robert’s Tree Planting Dedication so perfect. It was everything I wanted it to be.’
Mrs S Vassallo (Preston)
Hi i would like to say a big thankyou to Ed Arnold who played the bagpipes at my mothers funeral on 11/04/2007 he did a fantastic job in finding the music to The Fields of Athenry and learning it at such short notice so again a big thankyou
Elaine Graham (Barlow, Chesterfield)
Many thanks again for playing at our wedding and also for your performance at Barlow Carnival, we are still receiving wonderful remarks about you
Sheffield Scimitars Ice Hockey Club
Hi ed I would just like to thank you once again for your contribution last night. It really did make the evening feel the way we wanted.
Frank and Gill Partington (Barnsley)
Thank you for your message after the party; it was a great afternoon, much enhanced by your playing and that of the drummer of course also. Everyone has said how much they enjoyed the party, and Jane in particular was shell shocked for the rest of her stay with us ! Again, our thanks for helping make the afternoon such an enjoyable success.’
Andy Newman (Hull)
Thanks for Saturday, it made the ceremony something special.
Feedback sent to Ed’s agents from a client he performed for.
Our very many thanks to Piper Arnold – he did a tremendous job.The pipes were very good indeed and did the job spot on. My wife Susan was totally surprised and thrilled by his work.
Niala and Peter (Sheffield)
Hi Ed thanks again for performing at Clifford School. The kids really enjoyed it and I’m sure they’ll remember it for some time’
Sue Nash (Sheffield)
Just to say a big thank you for playing at our son’s wedding yesterday – Whitley Hall Hotel – Everyone enjoyed the bagpipes very much and I had many comments about how lovely they sounded. Lee and his wife Rachel both loved having you there, you made their day even more special, once again thank you very much.
Just a quick e-mail to thank you for your services at our Wedding on the 9th November 2007 and can say you went down a storm, even to the critical Scottish ears which were in attendance. So thanks again and hope you remain busy in your work and we would have no hesitation in recommending your services to anyone concerned.’
Fiona Lamming (Leeds)
Thankyou so much for playing at my wedding on Sunday. I didn’t get the opportunity to personally thankyou on sunday. When I arrived at church the look on my fathers face was a picture he was well surprised. My father explained the two pieces you played at church to my guests.
I loved the way in which you piped down to the church it was very moving and made our day very special.
At the reception many of the guests commented about you and your playing and how moving it was.
I thankyou for making my day very special also my fathers.
Nicol Yost (Eagle, Lincolnshire)
‘Please pass on our thanks to the piper for making it a perfect day.’
Ian Rogers (Derby)
I’ve heard you were the star turn of the night,they’re all talking about
you. Thank you very much for an excellent performance,I for one will be using
Helen Williams (Dawley Xmas Lights Lantern Parade)
Just want to say thankyou to yourself and the drummer for coming last night, you both sounded fantastic. It was a shame about the weather and i think that kept a few people away but despite that i think we had a great turnout considering.
Kerry Barrett (Kidderminster)
Just a quick one to say thank you so much for a wonderful job well done yesterday at our wedding, hope you managed to grab some food before it was devoured. Will definitely be recommending you.